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CLIENT SUPPORT – Arborist Services

The Arbor Rangers ™ educational outreach program is supported primarily by the arborist services (see ARBORIST SERVICES section below) performed by Jeff Harris and his associates (Arbor Rangers, LLC).

Jeff prepares tree I.V.

Jeff prepares a tree I.V. for micro-infusion trunk injection of an ailing tree.

Clients who have tree or general landscape questions, concerns, or requests in connection with Jeff’s arborist services may use the CLIENT REQUEST FORM for further assistance. A “frequently asked questions” section is under development to provide you a means of self-assistance to commonly asked questions.

NEW CLIENTS – Prospective customers may also use the Client Request Form, but please also provide your referral source (i.e. how you heard about Jeff Harris / Arbor Rangers service). This information helps us determine the effectiveness of outside advertising versus “word-of-mouth” so that we can adjust our budget accordingly. Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE: Existing clients and prospective customers SHOULD NOT not use the Client Request Form to communicate TIME-SENSITIVE matters. You are highly encouraged to call and leave a briefly detailed message at 317-677-3601. If you send a TEXT MESSAGE at that number it will reach me even quicker. Prospective customers should be aware that use of the Internet via email or some other electronic format, including the Client Request Form, does not constitute, nor establish a binding Servicer-Client relationship between you and Jeff Harris or his associates. Satisfactory fulfillment of any submitted request may be limited by the nature of your request (i.e. type of service(s) requested, size of the proposed work order, travel distance to the proposed work site, personnel, product and/or equipment availability, inclement weather conditions, scheduling conflicts, conflicts of interest or ethics, etc.) or other circumstances that may be beyond Jeff’s control or that he may discretionarily decline to take on. Thank you for your patience, understanding, cooperation, and consideration in advance!

ARBORIST* SERVICES: FEE SCHEDULE

Onsite inspections, diagnostics, and/or consultations carry a separate fee from plant health care (PHC) treatments/applications. The Inspections /Diagnostics /Consultations (IDC) fee compensates for the time & expertise to perform a requested onsite inspection and is charged on an hourly rate . The hourly rate helps to minimizes off-topic chit-chat and keeps the inspection focused on addressing primary PHC problems . The fee to treat plant ailments is to compensate for the additional time and expense of materials to treat treatable health problems, if applicable, once the client approves the my quote. The quote as a result of the fee-based inspection is free.

  • PHC for native trees and many ornamental trees:
    •  (IDC):
      • $75.00/hr. (extended onsite time will be billed in increments of 15 minutes @ $25 per increment; $75.00 minimum) for onsite IDC (on or off-site up to 2 hours, unless pre-arranged when an IDC is guesstimated to exceed 2 hours on the same day or require a follow-up visit). See BUSINESS HOURS section below for additional conditions.
        • Plant health inspections for specific trees, general monitoring, diagnostics and care & maintenance recommendations, including a free quote for treatment/maintenance options, if applicable.
        • Tree Risk Assessments (Level 1).
        • Remote/Mobile Consultation (i.e. phone, email or text messaging) (over 30 minutes, cumulative, within 36 hours).
        • New tree planting planning and supervision.
      • $125/hr. for Tree Risk Assessments (Level 2; $125.00 minimum)
    • Arbor Inspection Monthly Monitoring Service – AIMMS to detect plant health problems early through periodic onsite inspection & monitoring of specific landscape trees. Monthly inspections can be scheduled from as early as April through October. Onsite inspections usually take from 30 minutes up to an hour and then add an hour for a written report (w/photos, applicable) via email. Priced per onsite visit w/report (if applicable), per hour: $75.00/hr ($75.00 minimum)
    • Onsite Supervision:  I also can provide onsite supervision for new tree plantings to ensure that proper planting techniques are being used to promote plant longevity. Priced per onsite visit, per hour: $75.00/hr ($75.00 minimum)
    • Treatments (preventive or curative): PHC services pricing is based on the scope of work (duration, difficulty, materials, and resources).
      • soil amendments to add vital soluble nutrients and/or lower pH
      • trunk injections using Arborjet micro-infusion/injection (or comparable) application methods, foliar/trunk sprays, etc.:
        • micro/macro-nutrient supplements
        • pest insects & mites control
        • disease (fungal, bacterial, viral) control
Arborjet® Trained Professional

Arborjet® Trained Professional

 *Learn more about my experience: ISA Certified Arborist

Indiana Commercial Pesticide Applicator** License# F213529

**Categories: 3A & 7A

  • Soil and/or Plant Tissue sample Diagnostic Testing (LAB):
    • $95.00 for the first sample, (then $75.00 for each successive sample for different soil areas or plants drawn on the same visit). The fee covers sample collecting, shipping/carrier fees, laboratory testing fees and follow-up consultation or summary report. NOTE: The soil tests I order check for soil nutrient content, soluble salts, and pH level, but do not analyze soil contamination from bacteria, mold, fungi, herbicides, etc. which would require advanced testing. Plant test submissions look for biotic diseases and pests, but not for nutrient content, herbicides, etc. which would require advanced testing.
    • $125 & up, per sample, for advanced testing, if necessary, for deeper analysis by a microbial services laboratory.
  • Light pruning (maintenance and diseased limbs removal): On occasion and selectively, I may be available to prune ornamental & shade trees under 10′ tall where work can be performed from the ground (i.e. do not require a ladder or tree climbing) and do not require the use of gas-powered cutting equipment (e.g. chainsaw). Hedge-trimming and hand-pruning shrubs may be phased out by 2018/2019.
    • ABSOLUTELY NO REQUESTS FOR TREE-TOPPING will be accepted!
  • Landscape edging & mulching services – most of these services were phased out by the end of 2017. Sorry! No new edging or mulching clients are being accepted at this time.

BUSINESS HOURS and CONDITIONS for SERVICE

  • We appreciate your interest in our arborist services, but please note that if you are not a current client of Jeff Harris (Arbor Rangers, LLC) then by submitting a Client Request utilizing our online form does not constitute a provider-client relationship until your request has been accepted for processing and you receive a non-automated response to discuss your plant health care concern(s). Requests are managed according to their priority of circumstances (as determined at the sole discretion of the reviewer) and may not necessarily follow the order in which they were received. Additionally, out-of-state (outside Indiana) questions may not be possible to diagnose or the recommendations we may offer may be limited. Our area of reach is typically within the Indianapolis, IN, area and nearby cities and towns, but many arboricultural principles and PHC questions share common advice or solutions.
  • REGULAR: Monday – Friday from 10:30am to 4:30pm.
  • EXTENDED HOURS: At a higher rate, appointments may be available on Saturday & some national holidays between 10:30am and 2:30pm. IDC rate is a minimum $95.00/hr and billed in hourly increments. (Example: 1 hour and 25 minutes = two hours billable time.)
  • AVAILABILITY LIMITATIONS: Throughout the year I engage in Christian ministry work, as well as urban forestry educational outreach activities. These may, without prior notice, make me unavailable on certain days or weeks.
  • OFF-SEASON: Unless the climate runs unusually warmer, prematurely launching the growing season or extending it, or in the case of special time-sensitve projects, I do not perform PHC services between November 15th through April 15th.
  • NO arborist services will be performed under unsafe working conditions where physical safety may be at risk, including severe weather events, extreme temperatures (to avoid risks of hypothermia, frostbite, heat exhaustion, stroke, etc.), hostile pets or wildlife, etc.
  • ESTIMATES: Estimates to give a quick quote for PHC services are free, however, estimates requiring more thorough inspections and time (over 30 minutes), including diagnostics and/or consultation are NOT FREE. Estimates are based on the anticipated duration, difficulty, and product(s)/equipment to complete the service(s) requested. These estimates are also based on the assumption that unexpected circumstances that could prolong or deepen the scope of work will not be encountered. If significant additional time is necessary, I (or an assignee) will make every effort to contact the client via a mobile device (text message, phone, and email) to document and discuss the situation. With the client’s permission to proceed, my fee(s) will be adjusted accordingly. If I am unable to receive a response from the client within a reasonable time frame, work on the applicable project(s) will cease before any additional costs are incurred beyond the original quote. Exception(s): When a client has given me carte blanche on the project in advance. Estimates will be honored for up to 30 days from the date they were issued. After 30 days, certain service offerings may become unavailable or may otherwise be discontinued. Additionally, associated service fees may increase or decrease, without prior notification.

CLIENT REQUEST FORM

Certificate of Liability Insurance for business in Indiana.

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